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Balkan Blues Trilogy II

A film by Christian Wagner

Germany-Slovenia 2006 103 min
35 mm Dolby Digital - 1:1,85 Kodak Colour

A Co-Produktion of Christian WAGNER FILM (Germany) with Studio MAJ (Slowenia) in Co-Production with SWR - BR - arte - Viba Film. With the backing from and supported by: MFG (Medien und Film Gesellschaft/Baden Wuerttemberg) FFF (FilmFernseh Fond / Bavaria) BKM (Bundes Kulturministerium / Germany) FILMSKI SKLAD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJA (Slovenian Film Fund) and EURIMAGES BMW Group and German Films

World première 30. WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Montréal 2006 (In Competition)

Awards Bavarian Film Award (Special Jury Prize)
German Distributor Movienet Film / Munich
DVD available from Filmgalerie 451

A young mother, Senada, loses her child in the Bosnian war. Many years later, today, she learns that her child is still alive: with adopted parents in Germany. She sets off on a search for Aida, her daughter. Using her own resources, she travels illegally to Germany. Her odyssey ends at the home of the German couple, Heinle. But Aida is no longer the small child of the past. Her name is now Kristina. Senada is disturbed by this realization. She slowly grasps the fact that she must say goodbye to the beautiful, peaceful dream that has long ago been stolen from her.

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Senada Labina Mitevska Samir Senad Basic Mrs. Jandrasko Katrin Sass Dzigera Zdenko Jelcic Beate Heinle Crescentia Duenßer Lars Heinle Otto Kukla Marija Miranda Leonhardt Tonyslav Heinrich Schmieder Munira Milena Zupancic Natasha Lucija Serbedzija and AIDA/KRISTINA Joelle Ludwig

Director Christian Wagner Screenwriter Edin Hadzimahovic Dramaturgy Stefan Daehnert Cinematographer Thomas Mauch Assistant Director Stefan Hornung, Boban Dedejic Location Manager Robin Seiser Editor Jens Klueber Sound Tom Weber Music Konstantia Gourzi Additional Music Xaver Naudascher Music Producer Konstantia Gourzi Ferran Cruixent Music Producer Additional Music Xaver Naudascher Sound-Mix Anton Vetter Sounddesign Rudi Preusser Production Designer Otto Kinzer, Dusko Milavec Costume Designer Gudrun Schretzmeier Makeup Artist Tina Subic Casting Nina Haun Service Production Pro.Ba (Sarajevo) Amra Baksic Camo Production Manager Darko Lovrinic, Frenk Celarc Junior Producer Nermin Gladers Co-Production Carl Bergengruen, Uli Hermann SWR Bettina Reitz, Bettina Rickleffs BR Andreas Schreitmueller, Patricia Seutin-Bardou ARTE Executive Producer Tom Wommer Co-Producer Dunja Klemenc Producer Christian Wagner

Shooting time: 6.11.2004 - 9.2.2005
Locations: Sarajevo, Brcko (Bosnia)
Koper, Piran, Adria (Slowenien)
Ulm, Schwäbische Alb, Allgäu (Germany)

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FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE: WORLD FILM FESTIVAL MONTRÉAL (in competition), Festival Slovenskega Filma 2006, Hamptons International Filmfestival 2006, Ljubljana International Filmfestival 2006 Biberacher Fimtage 2006 Thessaloniki International Filmfestival 2006 Kolkata film festival 2006 German Filmweek in London 2006 Opening film German Filmweek in Dublin 2006 Solothurner Filmtage 2007 Göteborg International Filmfestival 2007 Berlinale/German Cinema 2007 German Filmweek in Washington, 2007 Sofia International Filmfestival 2007 Philadelphia International Filmfestival 2007 Febio Film Festival Prague 2007 Bolzano Cinema / Bozner Filmtage 2007 Festival del Cinema Europeo, Lecce 2007 Minneapolis International Filmfestival 2007 German Filmweek in Tokyo 2007 Festival of German Films, Mannheim-Ludwigshafen 2007 "Lubuskie Lato Filmowe" Lagów, Poland 2007 Serbian Filmfestival, Novi Sad, Serbia 2007 Cambridge Film Festival, UK 2007 EU-Filmfestival, Tashkent 2007 German Filmfestival in Mexico 2007 Edinburgh International Filmfestival 2007 EU-Filmfestival, Johannesburg 2007 Millvalley International Filmfestival, USA 2007 Copenhagen International Filmfestival 2007 Molodist International Filmfestival, Kiev / Ukraine 2007 Rehoboth Film Festival USA 2007 Festival of European Film in Skopje 2007 German Filmweek in Singapore 2007 German Film Festival Pristina/KOSOVO 2007 Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival/Turkey 2007 Chennai International Filmfestival/India 2007 German Filmweek in Bukarest 2008 Pune International Film Festival India 2008 Fronteras International Film Festival Colombia 2008 German Filmweek in Bangalore 2008 Lateinamerikanisches Filmfestival Lima 2008
Crossing the borders Filmfestival San Francisco 2008